21 Mar, 2022 · Food

How to make sun-dried tomatoes in the oven!

Homemade sun-dried tomatoes are an absolute must-have in my pantry, for enriching so many simple dishes with that complex, savoury and warming Mediterranean flavour. If you are wondering how to make sun dried cherry tomatoes in the UK, I have a clarification for you - this recipe isn’t a sun dried tomatoes recipe as such but one for oven dried tomatoes! You end up with the same result, but it’s actually possible to do in the UK - unlike relying on the heat of the sun!

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Moving to the UK, the idea of ‘afternoon tea’ was anathema to us. In Greece, the equivalent would be meeting up for a coffee and perhaps a sweet bite or pastry, probably in the late morning. It’s such a crucial part of Greek socialising that we even wrote a blog on Greek coffee culture!

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Just like that, fooodlove has been going for a full year! I thought I would use this first anniversary to look back on a year of food blogging, and explain our processes a little, for anyone interested in the ‘behind the scenes’ life of a food blogger.

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Idioms are some of the hardest things to master when you’re learning a new language. And take it from me, English is absolutely full of them!

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Greek bakeries used to be a simple affair; a small shop offering a couple of bread types and maybe a couple of pastries, like a cheese pie - all cooked in a huge wood-fired oven.

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My husband and I are both Greek (as you may have guessed, if you’ve been following the blog!). He is from Ikaria, I am from Rhodes.

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Wondering what you should cook to best accompany your Greek recipe? Just as in the UK fish would be lost without chips, there are many Greek dishes that wouldn’t be what they are without their accompaniment!

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